DHS grad Smith gets his chance to shine for UCD

By Dan Genzler For head coach Bob Biggs, UC Davis receiver Dwight Smith, a Davis High graduate, is an unsung hero. “He is a guy that has fought to make it onto the roster and fought for playing time,” Biggs said of the 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior. “He has been productive with opportunity. Now, he is […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Another close Aggie/Coyote game goes to South Dakota

By Dan Genzler VERMILLLION, S.D. — When UC Davis and South Dakota get together, the game always comes down to a play at the end. In each of the previous two games, both Aggie wins (17-13 in 2010 and 24-23 in OT in 2009 at the DakotaDome), the things were decided in the final quarter. […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks’ Thornton’s return to Boston is a happy one

BOSTON — Joe Thornton returned to Boston in his 1,001st NHL game for a video tribute and an early assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins, 4-2, on Saturday. Benn Ferriero broke a third-period tie with 11:12 left, and Anti Niemi stopped 37 shots for the Sharks, who have […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS roundup: Blue Devil girls dominate their own tourney

The Davis High girls won all five of their games against quality competition, winning even more convincingly than the scores make it appear, as they hosted the Davis Fall Classic at the Schaal Aquatics Center. In Friday’s opener against St. Mary’s, the Blue Devils (21-3)  were ahead 7-1 with just minutes to go before the […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A little Dodger girl remembers Grandpa and Jackie

Sixty-six years ago on this day, the face of Major League Baseball changed forever — and with the Brooklyn Dodgers’ signing of organized baseball’s first black player, Jackie Robinson, America was forced to search its soul regarding meaningful civil rights. It was Oct. 23, 1945, in Montreal. Robinson, Montreal Royals President Hector Racine and Dodger […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

They’re baaaccckk! Grant returns to form at DHS, 58-0

Please, move along. There’s nothing to see here. In what turned out to be a 58-0 thrashing by visiting Grant High, there was little to write home about Friday night on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Managing only 56 yards of total offense, Davis found itself down 37-0 at halftime. Mercifully, the […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV Devils can’t hang with Grant

As the Davis High Junior Varsity football team found out Friday, it’s not easy to keep pace with the Pacers. Grant steamrolled the Blue Devils, 56-6, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, rolling up 30 first-half points while holding DHS to a mere 13 offensive plays before intermission. Quinn Williams gave the Devils their lone […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

1-4 start to an Aggie season? Don’t worry

WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF? … after the Aggie football team dropped to 1-4 earlier this month with a shocking 23-17 loss to Division II Humboldt State, I was stunned to see some readers of the sports section of this very newspaper publicly call for a re-evaluation of the UC Davis program, including sacking the head […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Gross helps Devils improve to 8-0 in the DVC

Playing on a hard artificial surface that continues to give Davis High a little bit of trouble, Ryan Gross took control of the game on Thursday and led the Blue Devils to a 4-0 Delta Valley Conference victory over Monterey Trail. Though DHS (14-1-4) improved to 8-0 in league play, coach Ashley Yudin said his […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Ninth-inning rally sends Texas to Game 2 win

ST. LOUIS — Josh Hamilton and the Texas hitters looked lost. They chased pitches that bounced, broke their bats and seemed totally overmatched. Until the ninth inning, that is. Down to their last three outs, and in danger of dropping into a serious World Series deficit, the Rangers rallied against St. Louis’ vaunted bullpen. Hamilton […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Just another day on the road for the Godbys — not!

The rain has been relentless. The modest shelter is leaking. In the vicinity, suddenly, wild lions, wolves, tigers, bears and monkeys were on the loose. The weather turned to almost-freezing mist. Hypothermia became a concern. A party member went missing. Was this Robinson Crusoe? Did Locke get off track in a re-run of “Lost?” Certainly […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggies control their Great West destiny

One of the favorite lines of football coaches everywhere is “taking it one game at a time.” But it can often be helpful to break the year down into segments. If UC Davis (2-4, 0-0 Great West) were to divide its season into sections, the upcoming quartet of conference games — which begins Saturday with […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis-Grant football game has meaning to both schools

Steve Smyte and his glass-half-full approach sees Friday night’s Grant football encounter as “a great opportunity.” “I expect big things. The whole team is,” the second-year Davis High coach told The Enterprise. “Our guys will play, that’s for sure.” The Blue Devils and Pacers meet at 7:15 p.m. on Halden Field at Ron & Mary […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggie basketball coaches hope to build support

Jennifer Gross is right where she belongs. Jim Les is a breath of fresh air. Gross and Les have taken over two very different basketball programs at UC Davis. Aggie Hall of Fame player Gross had been an assistant under Sandy Simpson. Gross, as much as anybody, gets credit for the up-up-and-away direction her women […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,